Red Cross shift

Assistant manager steps down for post with national office.

By Todd Cohen

RALEIGH, N.C. [06.29.04] — Pete Montague, a 24-year veteran of the American Red Cross, Triangle Area Chapter, has stepped down from his job as the chapter’s assistant manager, a job that included overseeing facilities and operations.

Montague will become readiness officer, based in Raleigh, for Red Cross’ national office and will work with chapters in six mid-Atlantic states plus the District of Columbia to evaluate disaster planning and help build their ability to respond to disasters.

The chapter will use dollars budgeted for the vacant position to fund a new position of disaster planning and preparedness director, says Barry Porter, the chapter’s executive director.

“Our chapter has an adequate program of disaster response, but our planning for major events, volunteer structure and community education programs needs expansion,” Porter says. “And with Pete leaving, we need to fill that side of the void, and reassign facilities and operations activities elsewhere.”

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